Chapter-7 General Building Requirements/ General Building Requirements/Provisions, Section 7.22 Parapet

  1. Parapet walls and handrails provided on the edges of roof terrace, balcony etc. should not be less than 1.0 m. and more than 1.5 m. in height. This, however, is not applicable in cases where where roof terrace is not accessible by a staircase.
  2. On buildings where tanks and other service equipments are installed,a  lightweight screen shall be constructed to hide such equipments. For buildings of height 24 m and above, the parapet wall/railing shall be 1.8 m, subject to approval of the Fire Department.